Costa Mesa, California

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A small suburb in Orange County, California, Costa Mesa boasts fine dining, varied Southern California recreation, and plenty of arts and culture. The Orange Country Fair holds events frequently at the local Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Repertory, and South Coast Plaza.

Families can discover Rockreation, a local indoor climbing venue, or any of the nearby amusement parks. Shopaholics will love the new Bridge of Gardens linking both sides of the South Coast Plaza where 270 stores and restaurants from 17 countries await.

The SoBeCa District celebrates art, fashion, and the outdoors with specialty shopping centered on lifestyle and culture. Best of the Road users love Costa Mesa’s array of restaurants recommending Eat Chow, Octica’s Pizza, Marche Moderne, Pinot Provence, and Antonello’s for example.

For even more great eats try the Golden Truffle, Charlie Palmer, Old Vine Café, El Chinaco, Mastro’s or Zipangu. Reviewers described these hometown digs as imaginative, fantastic, and extraordinary. Locals embrace Costa Mesa as Orange County’s hidden gem.

I've been to the other 2 towns in the lead, and Costa Mesa definitely wins out. Lived in CM for about 10 years. The presentation of food at various restaurants is gourmet quality - the pictures don't lie. I love the Pinot Provence at the Westin for French food and also Marche Moderne. Eat Chow is one of the best little cafes I've ever been to.
Reviewed by dmiller
on September 17, 2012
I love Costa Mesa for so many reasons! Great location, easy access to the beach. Great restaurants and lots of variety. I personally love Octica's pizzas, and Eat Chows' truffle fries! Great entertainment between the Performing art center and the Segerstrom Center of the Arts you have more choice than you can possibly hope for.
Reviewed by Gaelloute
on September 17, 2012
I've been to a few spots in CA & even though I haven't been back to Costa Mesa in a long time, I remember how much I enjoyed the city & the food.
Reviewed by jjo1224
on September 17, 2012
Incredible restaurants in a great setting! There is something for every budget and taste in Costa Mesa.
Reviewed by sobrienmoore
on September 17, 2012
All the food is the best!
Reviewed by SSSMITH
on September 17, 2012
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